Wednesday, July 29, 2015


My dad died one year ago today, so I suppose it’s not unusual to be reflective. There are all kinds of things I’ve been thinking today, including this reality check: there are limits in this life, and there are last opportunities. It’s easy to live with the idea that ‘it’s never too late’ – never too late to do right, to say what you want to say, to turn your life around (or, more accurately, to let God turn you), to do your part to repair a relationship, to share the Gospel, again, with a family member or a friend, to do the good that it’s out there for you to do, to trust Christ as Savior, to get serious about following him as Lord. And while it’s true that most of the time we are given many, many chances – many more than we deserve – it’s also true that there are in fact limits and last chances and the prospect of lost opportunities. So we need to get real, get wise, and do the good and Godward things we need to do now – today, while the door is still open. As the Bible writers say more than once, “Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts….”

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